Duration : 06 Night / 07 Days
Destinations Covered : Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Thekkady (Periyar), Kumarakom, Houseboat
Day 01: Kochi: Welcome to God’s own Country! You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance. Exotic Kerala
Day 02: Kochi – Munnar (148 kms – 4 ½ hrs drive): Morning after breakfast proceed towards Munnar, undoubtedly one among the most famous destinations of Kerala. Enjoy your days in sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains of the lofty Western ghats. En-route you will visit the Elephant Training Centre in Kodanad. Here you may take an elephant Safari. You may also visit Spice Plantations, Valara & Cheeyappara waterfalls on the way. On arrival at Munnar, check-in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Day 03: Munnar: After a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for a tour to Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats also called as the “Nilgiri Tahr”. Later you may explore the fascinating sights around Mattupetty Dam. You may also enjoy boating and horse riding at Mattupetty Lake. You may also enjoy trekking and bird watching in The Shola forests. Afterwards visit Echo Point, View Point & Tea Gardens. Exotic Kerala
Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms. – 03 hrs.): Morning after breakfast proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantations. After checking in & brief leisure, proceed for a wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake to view an amazing variety of birds, animals, flora and fauna. If lucky you may get to see Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison, Wild Boar etc. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 05: Kumarakom (78 Kms. – 1 ½ hrs. drive): Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Kumarakom and check in at your hotel. Kumarakom is one of the few places in the world where the means for transportation is through boats. Kumarakom is blessed with the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and water fowl can be seen in abundance here, and the Siberian storks which migrate to this place each year. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 06: Houseboat : At appropriate time houseboat will report at your resort. Later check in at your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam) to begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only few interesting monuments for sightseeing), sailing through the houseboat makes it a wonderful experience. Enjoy the day sailing through the narrow emerald backwater canals of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat.
Day 07: Houseboat – Kochi (95 kms. – 02 hrs.) : Morning after breakfast checkout from your houseboat and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Kochi airport for your onward journey. The tour ends here.